The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Hardcover – 13 Jun 1977
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Every January I open the book to start a new year, and find it not at all boring to read her words and see the world through her eyes, as she travels through each month and season.
Anyone who enjoys a walk through the woods, or down a country lane will love this book, as do I (and everyone I know who owns a copy).
Holden divided the journal by the twelve months of the year, recording the weather and wildlife around her. The illustrations are beautiful watercolours of plants, birds, mammals and butterflies, punctuated by the equally beautiful poetry of Byron, Browning, Wordsworth and Tennyson. Holden's non-cursive handwriting is easy to read.
Although this book sparked an extraordinary, nostalgic boom in everything rural and Edwardian, Holden was a suburban socialist, rather than the genteel lady you expect her to be. If you want to read about Holden's life, Ina Taylor has written the standard biography.
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Really lovely. I had this book but lent it to someone never got it back !Published 5 months ago by Mrs. C. A. Walker
Great book although had seen better days hence the 4/5 stars and not 5.Published 6 months ago by Lilacmum
Excellent book and excellent service, thanks! The illustrations in this book are truly beautiful.Published 16 months ago by Fabfuchsia